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Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
. >>> d.c. mayor vincent gray announced a plan to create 100,000 new jobs for the city in the next five years. gray said the city is doing well economically. he wants a diversified work force not dependent on federal jobs. tom sherwood is here with details on his plan. >> the mayor wants high-tech jobs, more medical jobs, jobs in hospitality, more retail, the city's booming economy is helping provide them. with a major construction project just outside the window behind him, mayor vincent gray offered an upbeat vision of the city's economic future. >> yet another effort to keep our dollars right here in the district of columbia. >> reporter: surrounded by developers, neighborhood activists and university officials, the mayor said his five-year plan would add 100,000 jobs and $1 billion of new revenue to the district in five years. including long struggling wards 7 and 8. >> when you talk about microsoft locating in ward 8 of the district of columbia, that probably would have been occurred heresy not so long agent. >> reporter: the old convention center long vacant is now rapidly being t
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
-world experiences. >>> when we come right back on news4 at 5:00, meatless ndays. one city's push to cut out the fat one day at a time. >>> using a tablet computer may improve some people's vision ♪ ♪ no two people have the same financial goals. pnc works with you to understand yours and help plan for your retirement. visit a branch or call now for your personal retirement review. >>> another study about autism, this time it shows that the risk for autism may -- may be higher in children whose mothers had the flu or a fever for more than a week while they were pregnant. this is a danish study where researchers looked at files of nearly 97,000 children born between '97 and 2003. kids whose mothers had the flu or a fever for a week while they were pregnant had at least twice the risk of being diagnosed with autism before the age of 3. doctors say the best protection, get your flu shot. >>> los angeles residents are being encouraged to put less meat on the plate. and that's raising complaints. the city council adopted a resolution suggesting that residents observe meatless mondays to reduce the int
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
that led to shots being fired near the white house. the video is from the pentagon city mall. police tell us the shooting followed a robbery outside a dupont circle nightclub friday morning. >>> strong words today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and its political fallout. the house and senate intelligence committees held closed hearings and heard testimony from acting cia director michael morerel. there was a hearing before the house committee on foreign affairs. the chairwoman called the deadly attack on september 11th a disgrace, and things got heated on both sides. >> also disgraceful is the sad parade of conflicting accounts of the attack that we have received from administration officials in the weeks and months since. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> tomorrow, former cia director david petraeus will testify before the house and senate intelligence committees. it will be his first appearance on the hill since he resigned la
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
in queens. 50,000 people lost power in this storm, raising the total number of outages in new york city to about 200,000. utility companies hope to have power restored by saturday. the area's three major airports are slowly getting back to normal after canceling hundreds of flights. >> here in our area the wind has picked up. we escaped that snow as doug predicted. what is in store for tonight and tomorrow. doug joins us now to let us know. >> for the first time in a while, we've hit the mid-50s. at least for high temperatures. but the wind is definitely kicking up as you mentioned. current temperature 52. the dew point right now, 12. the humidity is way down there, very dry atmosphere. look at those winds gusting to 30 miles an hour across the area right now. no rain across our region, but we're going to see clear skies tonight. the storm left our area early this morning after reporting a little bit of light rain and snow at the airport last night. no accumulation as we were talking about. it does look like now we're just going to be dealing with clear skies and sunshine. wait until yo
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
: but many vaendors what they're getting is squeezed from d.c. regulatory agency and the city's department of transportation. >> no idea of balancing needs just we're not seeing eye to eye on that. >> reporter: the guidelines for where the vendors could set up. they circle the park, but if the new regulations went into effect, all these trucks park here would be breaking the law. >> 7'5" of space here. >> reporter: the proposed new rules would require ten fealt of clear sidewalk space for the trucks to operate in the central biz district, which is pretty much where all the hungry workers are. this sidewalk would be compliant and this is wide enough that even with these obstructions have people walk by. but the vendors say there are not enough places like this for this not to hurt them. >> eighth out of ten hot spots wouldn't comply with those regulations right here. >> reporter: making sure the sidewalks don't get too crowded. >> remind our curcustomers to keep the line close to the truck. >> reporter: many of the vendors say they bring something else to the curb that can't be measured in
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
will close across the city. only wards 1 and 3 are not affected. most of the schools set to close are in wards 5 and 7. chris gordon is in northeast d.c. with the reason behind these closures. >> reporter: it is all enrollment. this high school is historic. it is overlooking bening road in northeast washington. at the end of the academic school year, when it ends, next spring, it will close. >> the student enrollment is relatively low and it is the only d.c. high school scheduled to be closed. the ronald h. brown middle school in northeast is also on the list of schools that will take effect next school year. and nearby at smother elementary school, parents who pick up their young children were surprised by the news that this school which was recently renovated will soon be closed. >> i'm shocked. my children have been going here for two years and my daughter just started here. and there was no notice saying that this was the school that was supposed to close. this is crazy. >> if that school closes, where will my son go? how will he get transportation? >> reporter: what grade is
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